The Best 60th Birthday Gifts for Your Wife to Spoil her Silly

Six decades deserves a memorable momento.
Best 60th Birthday Gifts for Your Wife
Photos, from clockwise: Amazon, ResortPass, Nordstrom, Sur La Table
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Christin Perry
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Christin Perry
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Updated Nov 22, 2023
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If your wife is approaching her sixtieth birthday, she's about to celebrate a major milestone. Her sixth decade represents a long life, one where she's undoubtedly touched many lives and accomplished a lot of wonderful things.

If you're looking for great 60th birthday gifts for your wife, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas, from cozy and luxurious items that will inspire her to take time for herself to popular beauty products and kitchen staples that will level up her everyday responsibilities. So if you need a present for your wife, be sure to keep reading!

1. Cotton Robe

Cozy bathrobe for your wife on her 60th birthday
Photo: Parachute

She'll wrap herself in luxury when you wrap up this cozy cotton robe as a 60th birthday gift for your wife. Gauzy Turkish cotton is light and breathably soft to prevent her from getting too hot, while a tie waist provides a comfortable but secure closure. Choose from seven beautiful colors and a variety of sizes to suit any body type.

2. Getaway Gift Card

Vacation resort gift card for your wife
Photo: ResortPass

What's the perfect birthday gift for a wife turning 60? A daycation! If a large trip away feels overwhelming to her, consider something more low-key. ResortPass allows you to use a local hotel's amenities without staying overnight. It's a great way to enjoy a nearby spa, pool or resort for just a day. Gift cards are available in $50, $100, $200 and $300 denominations, or you can choose your own amount.

3. Sleek Suitcase

Rolly suitcase for your wife's 60th birthday
Photo: Away

This carry-on suitcase isn't just beautiful—it's super functional, too, thanks to a durable outer shell and roomy interior. Swivel wheels and a telescoping handle will make it easier for your wife to navigate through the airport terminal, which is sure to make your next trip feel more relaxing and enjoyable. Choose from seven pretty colors, any of which would be a great 60th birthday gift idea for your wife. Bonus: You can personalize the front with her initials, so she'll never have to question which bag is hers at baggage claim again.

4. Scientific Skincare

Fancy skincare lotion set for your wife's 60th birthday gift
Photo: Sephora

A good skincare routine is important at any age, and come 60, your wife may want to experiment with different premium brands to keep her skin in tip-top condition. That's why this bestseller kit from science-driven skincare brand SK-II makes a great 60th birthday gift for your wife. It includes a full-size bottle of the brand's wildly popular essence, along with sample sizes of other popular offerings, like face wash and anti-aging cream. Trust us: She'll be glowing from the inside out upon opening this gift.

5. Shearling Clogs

Soft slippers for the best 60th birthday gift
Photo: Parachute

The perfect slipper to wear with her favorite loungewear, these wool clogs are both comfy and stylish. They're made with a 100% wool upper, come in two neutral colors and boast a sturdy foam sole that's suitable for stepping out to grab the mail or take out trash.

6. Do-it-all Dutch Oven

Colorful dutch oven for the best 60th birthday present
Photo: Sur La Table

If your wife loves to be in the kitchen whipping up wonderful meals for friends and family, present her with this lovely cast iron Dutch oven from Great Jones as a 60th birthday gift. Available in three beautiful enamel finishes, this 6.75-quart piece of cookware is a total workhorse. It can withstand temps up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and transitions perfectly from oven to cooktop to table. A sturdy top features an attractive gold handle for a nice finishing touch.

7. Charming Mug

Birthday mug for your wife's 60th birthday gift
Photo: YourCurativeHome

If you're on the hunt for an inexpensive—but meaningful—60th birthday gift for your wife, this pretty mug might be right up your alley. Flirty florals pop against a white background on this mug that boasts her birth year as a subtle nod to her milestone celebration. It would make a great addition to a coffee- or tea-themed gift box if you want to kick things up a notch.

8. Scent Sampler

Sephora favorites deluxe perfume sampler gift set
Photo: Sephora

This deluxe perfume sampler from Sephora is one of our favorite 60th birthday gift ideas for your wife, especially if she loves to collect perfume. Each scent comes in its own fancy mini bottle that's a scaled-down version of its full-size counterpart, rather than a boring sampler vial. Plus, when you buy this set, you're entitled to a free, full-size bottle of her favorite scent out of the six featured scents. With picks from big-name brands like Tom Ford and Replica, she's sure to find a new favorite fragrance.

9. Pendant Necklace

pendant necklace for your wife's 60th birthday gift
Photo: David Yurman

If you love giving your wife jewelry, her 60th birthday is a great opportunity to add another piece to her collection. We love this stunning pave pendant from David Yurman, which features a prominent stone (pick from 13 stunning options, including blue topaz, garnet and citrine) surrounded by a channel of tiny diamonds. Suspended from an 18-inch chain, this beautiful bauble is sure to make her 60th one to remember.

10. Barista-Worthy Machine

Breville espresso machine for your wife on her birthday
Photo: Amazon

A milestone birthday celebration is inherently splurge-worthy, so if you're looking for a luxurious gift for your wife, you've come to the right place. If she never starts her morning without a fresh brew, the incredible Breville espresso maker is sure to upgrade her morning routine. Capable of producing just about any beverage with coffeehouse accuracy, this workhorse definitely deserves a spot on the countertop if your wife is a coffee aficionado. Want to take the surprise one step further? Wake her up with a cappuccino the morning of her birthday—then show her the machine that helped you make it.

11. Fit Tracker

a fitness tracker for the best 60th birthday gift
Photo: Amazon

As she enters her sixth decade, it's more important than ever for your wife to engage in a regular fitness routine. Inspire her to commit to her health by gifting her the Fitbit Sense 2. This amped-up activity tracker not only logs steps and other fitness-related activities but also monitors things like oxygen levels, heart rate patterns and sleep to ensure she's in optimal health.

12. Cooking Class

Digital cooking class for the perfect birthday gift
Photo: Sur la Table

If you just can't seem to come up with the perfect 60th birthday gift idea for your wife, why not treat her to a cooking class? Sur la Table offers a variety of different class themes, exposing her to popular foods from different cultures and teaching her techniques she can practice at home. Dare we say, you might benefit as well!

13. Digital Reader

e-book reader for the best 60th birthday gift
Photo: Amazon

If she's an avid bookworm, the Kindle Paperwhite is one of our favorite 60th birthday gift ideas for your wife. Now with a screen that's nearly 7 inches in diameter and a gentle, backlit display that's not too bright, it'll be easier than ever for her to read on the go. Plus, with 8 gigabytes of storage space, it's perfect for stowing in her purse or taking along on your next road trip while seriously cutting down on her towering TBR pile.

14. Birthday Berries

The best 60th birthday gift for your wife
Photo: Shari's Berries

This happy birthday gift box from Shari's Berries is sure to speak to her heart and her stomach on her special day. Inside, she'll be delighted to find a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, plus a funfetti cake so she gets that quintessential "blow out the candles" moment. It's an indulgent and celebratory gift that she won't be able to resist biting into right away.

15. Signature Story

Personalized story for your wife on her 60th birthday
Photo: Storyworth

This beautifully thoughtful gesture isn't just a gift for her, but for all those who love her and hold her dear as well. A Storyworth subscription is one of our favorite 60th birthday gift ideas for your wife since it allows her to tell the story of her life, in her own words. Each week, she'll receive a question in her email that she can answer in as much detail as she'd like. At the end of the year, all of her answers are compiled in a gorgeous, hardbound book that she can reflect on and share with family and friends.

16. Beautiful Bouquet

Flower bouquet for your wife on her birthday
Photo: 1-800-Flowers

There's no better way than a bundle of blooms to make a birthday feel special. Your wife's heart will burst with joy when she receives these gorgeous lavender buds on her birthday this year. This gift option from 1-800-Flowers even allows you to level up your gift-giving game by including a mini cake to help her celebrate this momentous milestone.

17. Butterfly Puddler

Butterfly feeder for the best 60th birthday gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This unique item makes a wonderful 60th birthday gift idea for a wife who's enchanted by butterflies (and truly, who isn't?). This puddler contains a tiny well that holds salt crystals. Once they evaporate, they leave behind minerals that butterflies find irresistible. Once they discover the puddler, they'll return over and over for a magical addition to any garden or outdoor landscape.

18. Luxe Lounge Set

Comfy loungewear set for your wife's 60th birthday
Photo: Lake

On this milestone birthday, give your wife the gift of ultimate comfort when you wrap up this premium lounge set from Lake. Made from a blend of super-soft modal cotton and stretchy spandex, this shirt and pants set is great for relaxing at home or running to the coffee shop on the weekend. Choose from three different colors in an array of sizes.

19. Book Valet

Book valet for the best 60th birthday present
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Sometimes, a gift of convenience trumps all. That's why we've included this handy reading valet to our list of the best 60th birthday gift ideas for your wife. It's the perfect place to store her favorite read, along with her glasses and even her smartphone and a mug of tea or coffee. Trust us, she'll thank you for helping her keep her favorite belongings safe and organized.

20. Shearling Jacket

Shearling Jacket for your wife on her birthday
Photo: Nordstrom

Trust us—this oversized shearling jacket will quickly become the piece she reaches for every single day. With a roomy fit and stand collar for warmth and oversized pockets for convenience, this snap-up jacket is simple, cozy and can be worn indoors or out. Choose from two different match-with-anything colors, including ivory and taupe.

21. Garden Ornament Ducks

Garden Ornament Ducks from Uncommon Goods
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This adorable trio of ducks has remembered to dress in their favorite blue spotted wellies before arriving at her garden or pond. Hand-carved and made from sustainable materials like bamboo and reclaimed teak by artisans in Indonesia, these cute little ducks make a whimsical 60th birthday gift for your wife. They'll make her smile—and think of you—every time she heads out to tend to her prized rose bushes.

22. Birthday Box

customized birthday box for your wife on her birthday
Photo: INTHEBAGDesign

The great thing about a birthday gift box is that you get to choose what goes into it. If you want to skip all the shopping yourself, you can opt to give your wife one of these beautifully packaged gift boxes from Etsy instead. This shop allows you to choose from several different gift box options, including wonderful items like a leather-bound journal, coffee mug, sweets or even a cozy blanket. She's sure to have a smile on her face as she opens this pretty present.

23. Muslin Blanket

Muslin blanket for your wife on her birthday
Photo: Muslin Comfort

Of course, a blanket had to be on our list of the best 60th birthday gift ideas for your wife! If she gets cold easily or has achy joints in the colder months, this oversized muslin blanket is sure to be her new favorite thing (after you, of course!). It's called the 365 blanket for a reason—the muslin material seems to magically provide warmth without overheating and can be used year-round as a result. Choose from lots of different colors to suit your bedroom decor or just her personal preference.

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